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SALTY DOG SUMMER STAY - FAMILY-FRIENDLY, BRIGHT, PERFECTLY LOCATED

Justin Mierz

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People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SALTY DOG SUMMER STAY - FAMILY-FRIENDLY, BRIGHT, PERFECTLY LOCATED

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Rockport - Salty Dog Summer Stay

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, eat-in kitchen, sleeps 7

Built in 1900, this classic New England beach house is located in the Headlands neighborhood in Rockport, Massachusetts. Steps away is the charming Old Garden Beach, secluded enough to remain a hidden jewel of Rockport. Also a short walk away is the Headlands, providing spectacular views of Rockport Harbor, Bearskin Neck, Rockport Village, and Sandy Bay.

Salty Dog Summer Stay provides guests a spacious, bright, tastefully decorated furnished apartment with all the comfort and amenities one may need to enjoy time spent in our seaside town. Perfectly located, many of Rockport's shops, restaurants, and attractions are a short walk away.

The apartment encompasses the ground floor of our home. It offers a spacious living room, bright full-sized kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms, ¾ bath. Each bedroom has ample closet space and there is a large closet in the living room area for luggage, diving equipment, and/or other bulky items.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Justin Mierz (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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About Justin Mierz

Justin grew up in Rockport and graduated in 1992 from Rockport High School before heading to East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Justin returned home after graduation, received a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, and met his wife, Marcie, in the North End in Boston. Justin was an Environmental Analyst for the Environmental Epidemiology Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for 13 years before resigning and starting up a vacation rental business in 2013. Marcie is a Quality Assurance Manager for web hosting application development at Thomson Reuters in Boston. Justin and Marcie live with their two girls - Ava Mae (5 years old) and Sadie (2 years old) - at 40 Atlantic Avenue. The Salty Dog Summer Stay encompasses the whole ground floor of our home and we reside on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Justin Mierz purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Justin Mierz chose Rockport

Justin's great grandparents bought the house in the 1940s, and his step father and aunt grew up there. In 2005, Justin and Marcie were able to purchase the property from the family. At the time, the house was in disrepair. Justin and Marcie slowly made major renovations and were able to restore the house. Justin and Marcie take great pride in their home and are fortunate to be the third generation to raise their family in such a special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Location. Arguably, the best neighborhood to live in Rockport. We are minutes from Old Garden Beach, Bearskin Neck, Headlands, Rockport Harbor, Shalin Liu Performance Center, and downtown's shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at this house with a few friends for a recent wedding. We had a wonderful time and the house was perfect for us. Justin, the owner is very friendly and was super helpful throughout the whole renting processes. The house itself was very clean, big enough to fit a pretty large party, and very welcoming. It was an extremely hot weekend (high 90's the whole time) and the AC's kept us nice and cool throughout our visit. The back yard was very big and a great place to play catch or grill. The ocean was a 5 minute walk away and was a great pre-wedding activity for us! I highly recommend a stay here...we are planning to do so again next summer!
May 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
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Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

This is our little slice of Haven!

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed here the last 3 years for 2 weeks at a time and it is wonderful. Justian, Marcie and their two wonderful daughters Ava and Sadie make us feel so very welcome. The house great and is always very clean and well taken care of and it is so close to everything that we walk far more than we drive while there. Rockport is a great town not just for the beauty of the ocean and history around the town but for the peole like Justian and his family that make you feel welcome and a part of the community. We can not go next year so please feel free to use our first 2 weeks of August, but do not get used to them because we will be back the 2016!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
- 978-376-8772
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA
5

A little piece of heaven in Rockport!

  • 5 out of 5
On our third stay in Rockport we hit the jackpot, accommodation-wise. I considered not writing a review and keeping this lovely place a 'secret', but my conscience would not let me! The Salty Dog is just as advertized. It is wonderfully located one block from the ocean, and within walking distance of Bearskin Neck. The interior is airy and charming, it is well supplied (including beach towels) and the back yard with grill and a place to eat is a plus. Our hosts were friendly but not intrusive. The adjacent fishing town of Gloucester is interesting and has some good eating places (do not miss the Azorean Restaurant). We spent two weeks at the Salty Dog, and will definitely stay there next time we visit Cape Ann.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
- 978-376-8772
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 out of 5
Our family had a great time in Rockport for so many reasons, but mainly because the Salty Dog was an ideal home away from home! Justin and his family are very welcoming and the apartment is 100% as described - family-friendly, bright, and perfectly located. It is also very clean, comfortable, and well stocked for all of your cooking and beach going needs. We had a lovely stay and hope to be back soon!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
- 978-376-8772
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Salty Dog Summer Stay

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for a week at the Salty Dog, LOVED IT! The place was very welcoming, bright and clean! The location was perfect to bike or walk to town and maybe two city blocks to Old Garden Beach. We would love to come again! Justin was a fabulous host, answering questions, suggesting dinner and beach places. We would definitely recommend the property and it would be a first choice for us next time we travel to Rockport!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
- 978-376-8772
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Best place in Rockport

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed here the last two years and will never go anywhere else. It is close to everything yet away from the crowds. With garden beach just down the road and the Long Beach parking pass time at the beach is easy. The owners are great and the place is perfect for a family or just friends to share. Please make sure you book here but you can not have our 2 weeks:)
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p922300
- 978-376-8772
Rockport Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Salty Dog Summer Stay Great In Every Way!

  • 5 out of 5
Traveling with young children can be tricky, but the Salty Dog Summer Stay made it easy and comfortable and fun. We had enough room to accommodate all five members of our family, and the apartment was clean, nicely furnished, safe (not on a busy street), and within easy walking distance to all the things that we needed for our retreat -- beaches, restaurants, shopping, scenic overlooks and even a local elementary school park. The property is exactly as it is advertised, and the owners do a great job of helping guests to feel welcome in their home-away-from-home. We highly recommend the Salty Dog Summer Stay to those traveling to Rockport.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Boston's Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Numerous bars/pubs in downtown Gloucester
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Rockport Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 127 and 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Numerous restaurants in downtown Rockport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: recommended

Rockport is located at the tip of Cape Ann and bordered by Gloucester to the west. Rockport is tranquil yet alive with culture. Beaches, galleries, seafood, and music are some of the broad array of reasons to spend time in our town. Festivals and events occur year-round, and traditions are abound.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Rockport, Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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November, December 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan Feb March April 2015
1 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2015
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
for 2 nights
From
$300
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
June, July, August 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
$750
for 2 nights
From
$375
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rockport in Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front bedroom - 2 Double Bed , pull-out cot is available
    Back bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The front bedroom has a large closet and bureau with mirror. The back bedroom has a closet, dressing nook, and full-sized mirror. Both bedrooms are bright - the front bedroom has 3 windows and the back bedroom has 4 windows, including a large picture window. Both bedrooms have their own air conditioning unit and heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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